Media Ranch announces format distribution slate for MIPCOM

FormatBiz
Published on October 10, 2016

Media Ranch, the award-winning Canada-based TV production and distribution company today reveals a strong line up of major original TV formats and finished series available for acquisition for MIPCOM.

Media Ranch Distribution’s MIPCOM 2016 lineup features; Classic 90’s Canadian blind dating show ‘Thunderstruck’. Known in French Canada as ‘Coup de Foudre’, the show has recently been remade for V Media Group’s V channel in Quebec. The channel has ordered 100 x 30’ episodes of the show that René Ferron of Ferron International originally conceived. Media Ranch’s President Sophie Ferron will now be selling her father’s hugely successful original format outside of Canada for the first time along with both the original and new finished programmes.

‘Double Occupancy’ has been a massive hit in French Canada for the last 10 season with unparalleled market share on TVA. This is the first time the show format has been offered internationally. It’s a unique reality show that brings together a group of girls and a group of guys, both single, in search of love and adventure. The groups live separately, each in a neighbouring luxury home. Each week, the girls eliminate the guys and the guys eliminate the girls until one couple is elected the winners during the Grand Finale. The winners leave as a couple, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes, including a home. Media Ranch is selling the format and finished French language series and also retains the rights to remake the show in English-speaking Canada

Controversial cooking format ‘Tipsy Recipes’ (20 x 30’) has run for two seasons in French on V channel as ‘Les Recette Pompettes’. Presented by Canadian celebrity Eric Salvail, who also owns the format via production company Salvail Television, the show combines the unique ingredients of cooking show and drinking game for celebrity guests that can’t cook – with hilarious results.

The show has been a VoD sensation on France attracting over 12m views on YouTube. The anarchic show hit the front pages of the press in the country when French Health Minister Marisol Touraine demanding it should be cancelled. Media Ranch is selling the format and finished French language series.

‘True Sex Confessions’ was broadcast as a 13 x 30’ series by the Canadian French language lifestyle and entertainment channel MOI & Cie as ‘Vraies Histoires de Sexe’. Media Ranch is selling the format and finished French language series.

As previously announced Media Ranch will also be launching a scripted comedy series featuring flamboyant 1980’s glam rockers Steel Panther and is holding an exclusive VIP launch party event at Morrison’s bar in Cannes on Monday 17th October, fresh from their sold-out London Wembley Arena show.

“Media Ranch’s mission is to create and distribute television shows for the international market as well as for a Canadian audience. Great talent knows no borders and we're confident our MIPCOM format slate of hit Canadian shows will translate very well across the world” said Media Ranch President Sophie Ferron.